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Adult Bible Study Guide Jan Feb Mar 2014 Adult Bible Study Guide Jan Feb Mar 2014 powerpoint presentation designed by claro ruiz vicente
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1 Disciples and Scripture 2 Discipling Through Metaphor 3 Discipleship and Prayer 4 Discipling Children 5 Discipling the Sick 6 Discipling the “Ordinary” 7 Jesus and the Social Outcasts 8 With the Rich and Famous 9 Discipling the Powerful 10 Discipling the Nations 11 Discipling Spiritual Leaders 12 Harvest and the Harvesters 13 The Cost of Discipleship Discipleship Contents
Discipleship Our Goal We will look at discipleship as the process by which we become followers of Jesus and, as such, better soul-winners.
Discipleship Lesson 5, February 1 Discipleship Lesson 5, February 1 Discipling the Sick
Key Text Matthew 15:30, 31 NIV “Large crowds came to him, bringing the lame, the blind, the crippled, the mute, and many others,…and he healed them. The people were amazed when they saw the mute speaking, the crippled made well, the lame walking and the blind seeing. And they praised the God of Israel.”
Discipling the Sick Initial Words “During His ministry, Jesus devoted more time to healing the sick than to preaching. … Wherever He went, the tidings of His mercy preceded Him. Where He passed, the objects of His compassion were rejoicing in health and making trial of their new-found powers.” The Ministry of Healing 19, 20.
Discipling the Sick Quick Look 1. Christ, the Healing Messiah (Isaiah 61:1, 2) 2. Christ’s Total Healing (Mark 2:1-12) 3. Christ’s Healing Legacy (Acts 5:12-16)
Discipling the Sick 1. Christ, the Healing Messiah Isaiah 61:1, 2 NKJV “ ‘The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, because the Lord has anointed Me to preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of prison…; to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.’ ”
1. Christ, the Healing Messiah Healing Human Brokenness In antiquity, sickness was considered the result of sinful actions. Christ’s disciples understood blindness as punishment for someone’s sinfulness. This suggests that sickness required not diagnosis or medication but atonement.
1. Christ, the Healing Messiah Healing Human Brokenness Isaiah foretold a Redeemer who would assume our sickness and sinfulness. Jesus recognized that His mission was both to preach and to heal the brokenhearted (Luke 4:17-19). Many followed Christ because He had touched and healed their brokenness.
Discipling the Sick 2. Christ’s Total Healing Mark 2:1-12 NKJV “When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, ‘Son your sins are forgiven you.’ … ‘But that you may know that the Son of Man has power…to forgive sins’ He said… ‘Arise take up your bed….’ Immediately he arose…so that all were amazed and glorified God….”
2. Christ’s Total Healing Healing the Body Jesus healed more than bodies. His wholistic approach recognized that physical health was inseparable from spiritual health. Through physical healing He affected spiritual transformation. That was the whole purpose. After all, why heal people who in the long run will die anyway and face eternal destruction?
2. Christ’s Total Healing Healing the Mind and Body The relationship between mind and body is well-established by medical science. Anxiety predisposes some to stomach problems. Worry causes sleep disorders. Uncontrollable anger factors into heart disease. Teaching people about mental-health principles should highlight the importance of trusting God.
2. Christ’s Total Healing The Resurrection and the Life Jesus offers eternal life in a new world. Jairus’ daughter, the widow’s son, and Lazarus proved that this too- good-to-be-true offer is authentic. Disease and accidents might initially prevail, but eternal life would ultimately conquer. Healing would not happen every time requested, but everlasting life was guaranteed.
2. Christ’s Total Healing The Resurrection and the Life Many times the healing we want just simply does not come in the way we want it. Others die from disease, despite anointing and prayer. We have no answers as to why. What we do have is something so much better than even a miraculous healing, and that is the promise of the resurrection to eternal life.
Discipling the Sick 3. Christ’s Healing Legacy Acts 5:12-16 NKJV “And through the hands of the apostles many signs and wonders were done among the people. … So that they brought the sick out into the streets and laid them on beds and couches, that at least the shadow of Peter passing by might fall on some of them. … And they were all healed.”
3. Christ’s Healing Legacy Importance of Healing Ministry Miraculous healings and resurrec- tions attended the ministries of Peter and Paul. These events figured significantly in the church’s growth. God’s eternal presence, signified by miraculous healing, influenced thousands of religious leaders to accept Christ. Their flock often followed.
3. Christ’s Healing Legacy Importance of Healing Ministry Clearly health was an ongoing concern and a healing ministry an ongoing function of Christ’s church. Healing was listed among the spiritual gifts. These gifts would benefit believers until Christ’s second coming, when His personal presence would render them unneccessary.
Discipling the Sick Final Words Through physical healing and mental restoration, Jesus made disciples. Physical restoration itself was never the final objective. The ultimate goal was always discipleship. Healing could provide twenty, fifty, perhaps seventy-five additional quality years. Discipleship offered eternal life with Christ.